Football, Football Everywhere

November 8, 2018



The Seniors were in action again over the weekend against Cavan Gaels in Division 2 up in Terry Coyle Park.  On a bitterly cold evening, the game was played out in very difficult conditions and against a strong wind we trailed 1-5 to 0-3 at halftime.  Despite the Gael’s opening the second half with two quick points, our lads showed tremendous battling qualities and notched up 10 unanswered points in the last 20 minutes to claim a hard-fought 0-13 to 1-7 victory. For a more detailed match report please log onto


It is hoped now that this can give the side some momentum as we seek to get our promotion push back on track.  Next up is a home game against Drumlane at 6.30pm on Saturday the 19th April.




The Juniors at last begin their Division 4 campaign at home to Denn this Saturday at 6pm.  They will be eager to make amends for a very disappointing season last year and will hope to be challenging for promotion to Division 3.  This match will quickly be followed by visits to Cuchullains and Killygarry over the following two weekends




The Minors continued their good start to the season when they hosted Ballinagh on Wednesday last.  Goals from Barry Reilly and Philip Tinnelly helped the young Stars to a 2-16 to 0-8 victory as they registered their fifth consecutive victory.  For a more detailed match report please log onto Next up is a tricky away tie to Redbridge (Redhills/Butlersbridge) on Wednesday 9th April at 6.30pm.




The juvenile season got under way last week.  First up were the U-14’s who faced Ramor Utd down the park on Tuesday night.  A 10 goal thriller ensued and despite a tough start, the home side battled back to edge out a two point victory.  Next up is to trip to Bailieboro on Tuesday 8th April, with a home tie against Castlerahan on the 15th.


The U-12’s also started with a home tie last week when they faced Crosserlough on Thursday evening. However they could not match their elders as a strong visiting side won out in the end.  This week, they face a trip to Ramor on Thursday 10th before a home tie with Castlerahan on 17th . All U-12 & U-14 games have 6.45pm throw in.


Finally, the U-16’s continue to train hard at the moment and face a challenge match against Moynalty this week, before the commencement of their league campaign later this month.  Details of these matches will be available soon, hopefully!




Last Saturday in the park there was a challenge match arranged to mark Cian Murtagh’s 40th birthday.  Featuring more county medals than you would find in Terry Coyle Park on any weekend, some of the past greats of the club took to the field once more.


On a glorious Saturday afternoon, no expense was spared in bringing back such past greats as Joe Dillon, Barry McArdle, Joe McCarthy and Kevin Martin (sponsored by Regaine) to name but a few.  Needing someone to control them all, ex-manager Robbie O’Connell refereed the match.


During the game, it was clear that the class was still there, although I don’t remember the jerseys being just as tight when all those county titles were being secured.  Anyway, a good day was had by all, and like all good friendlies, when Robbie blew the final whistle (just in time for the Grand National as it happened!), the game ended in a draw.  Think the replay is scheduled for Cian’s 50th.  Better get working on some new jerseys!!!